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ZUPCO Costs Govt ZWL$1.2 Billion In 2020

ZUPCO Costs Govt ZWL$1.2 Billion In 2020

The Government subsidised Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) to the tune of over ZWL$1 billion in 2020 alone without any supporting documents.

According to the 2020 Auditor-General’s report, the Government gave ZUPCO ZWL$1.2 billion to support its operations. Auditor-General Mildred Chiri said:

A total amount of ZW$1 179 966 264 related to unsupported subsidy disbursements to ZUPCO was observed.

It was difficult to ascertain whether the expenditure was a proper charge to the vote.

This is contrary to the provisions of Section 59 (15) of the Public Finance Management (Treasury Instructions) 2019, which states that payments should be adequately supported.

ZUPCO was re-introduced in 2019 after public transporters parked their vehicles following riots that were triggered by a 150 per cent fuel hike.

In the same year, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government revealed that the ZUPCO subsidy was ZWL$51 million a month.

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8 Comments

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Zupco is where we get a share of our resources as citizens and otherwise it has to be for free two days a week so that our salaries make sense, pivates kombis have no mercy they charge as if to fix us for wat we dont know we dd wrong...


cde mutare 1 month ago

just after march 26 by elections hatiskuona mazupco. Our beloved Mp was so heartbroken zvekudaro. .. chashungurudza chinhu chacho. Ngaapinde hake mukomana


Noma 1 month ago

@cde mutare .
thats true hakuchina ma zupco ava mashoma

Chen 1 month ago

Zupco , another entity used by Zanu leadership to syphone taxpayers money. Hanzi Zanu PF hires Zupco buses to ferry it's supporters to rallies. Just show us one receipt or proof of payment. Just one not 2. Zvichapera hazvoo.


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

I am not an economist, but from the layman's view point, one can see that ZUPCO is operating on a loss. Old People's Home Government reintroduced ZUPCO and banned private operators. ZUPCO has failed to cope up with the numbers of commuters, thus encouraging private commuters to come back on the road to help stranded commuters.


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Zero accountability.

Let's give these guys marching orders

please register to vote


Mutadza 1 month ago

Mabhazi ekuma rally nokutevera kwaenda mai vachidzidzisa kugadzira mufushwa


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🤗 1 month ago

hon'o



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